Jews & Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Jews & Booze

Marni Davis, Professor of History at Georgia State University, will talk about the important role American Jews played in the liquor trade and the hostilities they elicited during the Prohibition era.  Her book,  “Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition” was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature.  She teaches courses on modern Jewish history, immigrants in the United States and the history of alcohol.

This event is co-sponsored by Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies and supported by the Thomas and Diann Mann Symposium fund and the Diane Cummins Community Education Fund.

Date Sunday, March 29, 2020

LocationJewish Center, 1125 College Ave

Time1:00 PM

Prohibition Blues: Social Trends and Cultural Crazes in American Popular Song in the 1920s

The Music of Prohibition – A First Sunday Program

Daniel Goldmark, Professor of Popular Music and Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University will speak about the music of the Prohibition period – from Yiddish songs protesting the new law to Tin Pan Alley. Join us for this fun musical program!

Date Sunday, April 20, 2020

LocationThe Historical Collection, 1175 College Ave.

Time 2:00 pm (exhibit opens at 1:00 pm)